What happened to the $225,000 Ron Caza accepted from Jean Marc Lalonde, the Ontario Provincial Member of Parliament for Glengarry, Prescott, Russell for the promotion of the French ONLY L’Echo d’un people theme park?
As a businessperson, it seems incredibly odd to me that on the week of July 3, 2008, we see a prominent photo of Caza and Lalonde in the Russell Villager newspaper brandishing a check for $225,000 for the promotion of the French ONLY theme park, and 3 weeks later, we read in the same Russell Villager that the theme park is essentially bankrupt.
Insolvency doesn’t happen all of a sudden, unless there are immediate and unforeseen circumstances that are way beyond one’s imagination and control.
A perfect example would be how lying and cheating executives are able to hose investors in supposedly solid companies like Enron and Nortel.
In this case, the investors in this French ONLY theme park were Ontario’s taxpayers who deserved an honest return on investment.
How could Caza, the President of the Board of Directors and the rest of his Board not have known that the French ONLY theme park was about to fold just three weeks after he took that money?
Are we to believe that Caza and his Board Members were so incompetent and business stupid, not to have known that the French ONLY theme park was in serious trouble when they took the money?
Or are we to assume worse: That they knew exactly how bad things were, and they took the money to pay off their friends and favored suppliers in order to save face?
Did any of the Board Members get paid anything out of the $225,000 that was meant to promote the French ONLY theme park?
Did Caza and his Board of Directors know that L’Echo du’n peuple was down and out for the count before Caza accepted the check for $225,000?
We’re not talking about a few dollars where a couple of people might have been fleeced. We’re talking about just under a quarter of a million dollars where every Ontario taxpayer might have been fleeced.
We, the taxpayers of Ontario deserve to know the whole story, therefore; I will be making a formal request to Chris Bentley, Ontario’s Attorney General to investigate what happened to the $225,000 which was given to this French ONLY theme park by the people of Ontario for its promotion.
Were we duped? Or was this simply a matter of extraordinarily bad management and ignorance on the part of Ronald Caza and his Board of Directors?
Would Jean Marc Lalonde, the Ontario Provincial Member of Parliament for Glengarry, Prescott, Russell have given Caza this money if he knew the park would be folded three weeks later?
This $225,000 was our money and we deserve an answer.
If you want to know where the money went, and why Caza was so happy to accept $225,000 during the week of July 3, 2008, only to declare insolvency just three weeks later, why don’t you ask the Attorney General to have a look at the books of L’Echo d’un peuple?
IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO DO SO.
I will remind the readers of Galganov Dot Com that this is the same Ron Caza who has made a great deal of his fortune at the expense of taxpayers, fighting for French Rights in Ontario and Quebec, where there really weren’t any legitimate issues of French Rights to be defended.
And now he’s going to make a score from the taxpayers of the Township of Russell by defending a law that makes the use of the English language illegal on corporate signs, since English ONLY as a stand alone language on a sign is no longer allowable within the law of the Russell Township.
He’s also the same Ron Caza who wrote to my attorney, threatening to bury me with extraordinary legal costs if I did not withdraw my lawsuit against Russell’s FORCED bilingual sign law by a given date.
Josee Verner, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Minister for la Francophonie and Official Languages, lauded Caza at a 2006 gala for his work in defense of Franco Rights.
If you’re as fed up with this nonsense as I am, get involved. Spread the word. Help finance our Court Challenge against FORCED bilingual commercial signs in Ontario. And when the writ is finally dropped, help me get elected as an INDEPENDENT Member of Parliament.
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Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov